Sodium hydroxide flakes are also called caustic soda or lye. It is a common ingredient in cleaners and soaps. At room temperature, sodium hydroxide is a white, odorless solid. Liquid sodium hydroxide is colorless and has no odor. It can react violently with strong acids and with water.
- Caustic soda flakes are white flake mass that is highly hygroscopic.
- Very soluble in water
- They are also known as sodium hydroxide flakes and its chemical formula is NaOH
- Caustic soda flakes are produced from the evaporation of liquid caustic soda.
Uses of Sodium Hydroxide Flakes
Sodium hydroxide is mainly used for producing soaps, rayon, paper, products that explode, dyes, and petroleum products. Other tasks that may use sodium hydroxide include processing cotton fabric, metal cleaning and processing, oxide coating, electroplating, and electrolytic extraction.